I picked up this product for my sensitive skin which can’t take too much layering of products like wearing a different moisturizer and on top of that, a sunscreen. So I was looking for something to suit acne prone, oily skin with SPF and picked it up very happily. This was suggested by the SA who recommended this for oily, blemished skin. I really wanted to love this product but am quite disenchanted.
What the website says about it:
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These superbly light daytime moisturizers create an ideal environment for stressed skin. They offer protection from UV rays, free radicals and dryness, leaving the skin fresh, soft and hydrated. Lightens HydratesTherapeutic pure Lavender water and Ayurvedic herbs combines with Zinc, known for its healing and regenerative qualities, to create a revolutionary formula for fairer and more radiant skin. SPF 25 gives long-lasting sun protection. Recommended for normal to oily skin.
Calendula, Ashwagandha, Gokharu Satawari, Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Kokum Butter, Organic Beeswax, Tulsi, Nagkeshar, Lavender Essential Oil, Neroli Essential Oil.
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Price & Quantity:
When I bought this last year, the price was Rs. 975. However, they have increased the price to Rs.1445 on their website. The product contains 40ml lotion. Very overpriced I feel. Even the Body shop moisturizer with SPF costs a little lesser than this stuff!
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My experience with the product:
As I mentioned, I really wanted to like this product but I found that its amazing fragrance kind of irritates my skin. It feels a little strong on the face and I usually stay away from it. I have barely used the stuff since last year so the bottle is still full. The texture is soft and lotiony and you need very little to go on your entire face and another dollop for your neck. The problem is that per researchers, SPF lotion is supposed to be applied a big quantity, as much as a shot glass. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a full nickel-size dollop of sunscreen just on your face alone. (Source: about.com).
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So, I am caught in between using this lotion’s claim, that one pump is enough and that shot glass claim. Anyway, this lotion has pretty amazing ingredients which have been known to provide a lot of love to the skin since centuries bygone. To refresh my memories of this product for the sake of this review, I am wearing this lotion right now and find that it is not irritating my skin. My face is pretty shiny though. So if I am to give the benefit of the doubt to this lotion, I would say that last year anyway my skin was going through a bad phase and so probably could not take this lotion very well. It used to feel a little inflamed. But I have no such sensation right now. I guess that means that I am not recommending this lotion to someone whose skin is going thru a very sensitive phase. Once it is better, this lotion may be used.
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Pros of Lavender and Neroli Light Day Lotion:
1. It is a natural, two-in-one product that moisturizes the face nicely.
2. It is herbal and has nice ingredients that one can’t simply throw together at home.
3. It gives the face a nice glow.
4. It is also supposed to lighten the face per its claim.
5. It has a soothing fragrance of lavender and I’m a lavender baby through and through.
6. No crazy chemicals like body shop moisture lotions with spf, all natural ingredients.
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Cons of Lavender and Neroli Light Day Lotion
1. Pricey! 1445 for 40ml. The magic is not there which should be there for this price.
2. May irritate extra sensitive skin.
3. It doesn’t give a matte fresh face if you like that.
4. As a rule, products for sensitive skin should be fragrance free and non comedogenic. But this lotion claims neither and has a powerful fragrance.
Would I recommend it?
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As I mentioned, if your skin is in control, use it. If not, don’t use it.
Would I buy it again?
No, I don’t think so.
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